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Lincoln School

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Posted Saturday, July 26, 2014

Some of the teachers in this school love their job and others just seem like they just don't care about the children. I had a meeting with the principal and the whole time I was speaking all he was saying was, "yup, yup", this made me feel like what I was saying was going in one ear and out the other. He made me feel like my daughter and I were worthless, i even started crying because of the was he was acting. I care about my daughters education and feel this principal should not be part of the education department. Needless to say, I ended up going to tje Broad of Education to speak to someone and finally was treated like a human not a animal.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 4, 2013

I used to go to Lincoln Elementary School and let me tell you that was the best academic experience of my life! I was in the Scholastic program and we took many educational yet fun field trips. The teachers are very involed with the students and push them to do harder. After I finished my fifth grade year in Lincoln I premoted to the sixth grade at Slade Middle. I was the most experienced student and I knew the material well for my elementary teachers had already taught us the material. Lincoln School helped me to get good grades in middle school and remain on the honor roll. I stongly recommend you send your child to Lincoln School. It's probably the best elementary school in New Britain!


Posted June 15, 2010

My son just finished Kindergarten @ Lincoln & he loved it. His teacher was great, caring, & kept channels of communication open all year. She had 24 children in her class but still there was order. He was one of the best readers in his class, actually read on 2nd grade level. But I also did a lot of work @ home with him, we read 3 books a night since he was2 yrs old. Twice weekly we went to the library. Once weekly we went to a children's museum or event. I set high expectations so he has a clear definition of what he needs to do. Now he is going into the Scholastic Academy for 1st grade. These teachers cannot raise our children, we need to meet them half way.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 28, 2009

My Daughter is enrolled in the Scholastic Academy at Lincoln School. Im very happy they can acknowledge the advanced children and take action.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 1, 2009

Pre school teachers are soooooooo nice here. My son finishes his pre school education this year in Lincoln school. He has learned a lot from here.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted July 28, 2009

It seemed as though my daughter was more of a test subject rather than getting a good formal education. That's why we are moving her to another school
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 1, 2008

im a proud ex-student from lincoln school n i loved it the teachers were so NICE i missed that school a lot... the penpals project is awsome!!!!!!!! i learned all the english i know from there...
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 9, 2008

I went to this school years ago and am glad I took my children out of this school.The teacher's are wonderful but the principal has a lack of support for children and parents.She cares more about her self than her school.The children aren't learning up to there potential.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 2, 2007

The children have all done well at Lincoln. There are many excellent teachers there. Working with the children at home and encouraging reading were critical to each child's success. Parents need to be actively involved in the learning process and the school community. Lincoln School provides an excellent opportunity for children to learn and working with children at home provides insurance for each child's success!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 28, 2007

My son is finishing out his first year at Lincoln. We came to Lincoln because we were unhappy with the parochial school that he went to last year. He did not like it there because he said that the teachers were mean. This year, his teacher is super. She uses positive reinforcement as discipline; she takes away privileges when she has to. But she is fair and caring towards her students. We feel that the teachers at Lincoln are excellent. If there was one thing I would change it would be to have a higher level of parent involvement. There are so many ways you can be involved at this school and the kids love it when a parent comes in to help. The school makes it easy to visit and volunteer through the Parent Room and the parent volunteer organizer. There are always concerts to attend and great workshops.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 14, 2006

My child has attended Lincoln this year and I am not impressed. There are on average 21-25 children per classroom, and no gifted programs unless you are of low income. I live in the school neighborhood and because I make too much money (that's funny) My child who is considered gifted is not able to be placed in the gifted program. By the way I am a single mother. I don't consider myself at a high income level, but education is VERY important to me regardless of what my socio-economic class is. Not to mention, next year all special education students will be integrated into the regular classroom. Neither the Sp-Ed students or the other students will be able to get the attention and education they need and deserve. I am currently looking into moving out of this town or putting my child in a private school where her needs will-be-met.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 14, 2006

Linclon is in the best neighborhood in New Britain. If more people in the neighborhood sent their children there, it would bring the test scores up. Many people in the area send their children to private schools and therefore that leaves room at Lincoln for many out of district children (the children coming from smalley and diloreto magent school districts). There are some good teachers at Lincoln and many great kids. Lincoln is also one of the schools that has a biligual program which children who do not speak English still have to be tested. Again if more people in the neighborhood sent their children there, there would not be enough room for kids from other neighbordoods. Lincoln should not have a bad reputation just because of some low performing students. Many students go on the middle and high school and do great. Parent of children at Lincoln
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 24, 2004

The problem with the school is that it needs to follow 'guidelines'. Bilingual education hurts our students. It has been proven in california and proven with out test scores. The liberal ways just do not work. We need to take a step back. Let's also throw most of the blame on parents or lack there of. Parents do your job. Do not have a child if you cannot raise it ethically. The school does have good and caring teachers....That work with 25 students per class, some of which are special ed. Not an easy task. My children will attend this diverse school and i will be responsible for most of their education. If they fail then i fail. The lack of parent involvement does not help the school either. If you are a parent then get involved in your childs education. Do not expect the teachers to raise our children.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 18, 2004

I find it hard to believe that a parent (such as the one that left the last message) would love a school who's scores are as low as posted. A score of 13 in reading and 14 in math? Who in their right mind would send a child to a school just because she made friends with a few teachers? Myself, I'm concerned with what my child is learning and if the school they are attending is actually teaching them something. It's parents like these that help make no difference what so ever with our school systems.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 10, 2004

My son attended for kindergarten and he absolutely loved it. The teacher was wonderful. I now live out of state and its been a year and not a day goes by that he doesnt ask to go back to lincoln. If I could I'd go back in a heartbeat. The staff really listens to you and their always there for you as well as the students and knowing that they care so much about their students and are willing to help at any times means so much to me.
—Submitted by a parent


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The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 83% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
59%

2011

 
 
63%

2010

 
 
54%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 72% in 2013.

108 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
56%

2012

 
 
53%

2011

 
 
51%

2010

 
 
43%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 80% in 2013.

118 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
55%

2012

 
 
69%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

107 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
63%

2012

 
 
86%

2011

 
 
72%

2010

 
 
74%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 78% in 2013.

106 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
79%

2011

 
 
59%

2010

 
 
63%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 84% in 2013.

112 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
73%

2012

 
 
88%

2011

 
 
71%

2010

 
 
71%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 84% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
64%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
68%

2010

 
 
69%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 79% in 2013.

80 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
68%

2012

 
 
62%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
62%
Science

The state average for Science was 82% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
76%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
66%
Writing

The state average for Writing was 88% in 2013.

85 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
75%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
73%

2010

 
 
69%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students60%
Female54%
Male65%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic53%
White77%
Economically disadvantaged56%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities61%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students56%
Female56%
Male57%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic44%
White82%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English64%

Writing

All Students55%
Female71%
Male44%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic46%
White61%
Economically disadvantaged51%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities62%
English language learners27%
Proficient in English61%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students63%
Female61%
Male64%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic48%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged55%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities63%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English70%

Reading

All Students58%
Female59%
Male56%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic47%
Multiracialn/a
White76%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities58%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English67%

Writing

All Students73%
Female78%
Male68%
Blackn/a
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Multiracialn/a
White86%
Economically disadvantaged68%
Not economically disadvantaged95%
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities78%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English81%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

Math

All Students64%
Female62%
Male66%
Black62%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic63%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged60%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities64%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English65%

Reading

All Students68%
Female71%
Male63%
Black76%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic58%
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged62%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities68%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English68%

Science

All Students75%
Female78%
Male73%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English76%

Writing

All Students75%
Female87%
Male63%
Black68%
Asian Americann/a
Hispanic73%
Multiracialn/a
Whiten/a
Economically disadvantaged71%
Not economically disadvantagedn/a
Students with disabilitiesn/a
Students without disabilities80%
English language learnersn/a
Proficient in English77%
Scale: % level 3, 4, or 5

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Connecticut used the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) to test students' skills in reading, writing and math in grades 3 through 8, and in science in grades 5 and 8. The CMT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Connecticut.

The different student groups are identified by the Connecticut Department of Education. If there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Connecticut Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Hispanic 61% 20%
White 23% 61%
Black 12% 13%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 2% 4%
Two or more races 2% 2%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80%N/A35%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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145 Steele St
New Britain, CT 06052
Phone: (860) 229-2564

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